Major changes to BRI/BRHC patient drop off area
From Monday 7 October until Monday 4 November, there will be
major changes to the patient drop-off area between the Bristol
Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC) and the Bristol Royal Infirmary
For four weeks from Monday 7 October, a staffed barrier will be put
up to prevent drivers entering the area between the children's
hospital and the BRI. The barrier will be in place from 7.30am to
6.30pm, Monday to Friday, during the four-week period. Drivers will
only be allowed through in emergencies or if they are dropping off
children with mobility difficulties who are patients at the
Please note that the staffed barrier will be in
place from 7.30am until 6.30pm this Saturday (2 November)
due to building work overrunning.
Drivers should not park in the drop-off area or leave their car
unattended or they will risk a fine. Drivers will need to park in
one of the nearby car parks.
It is essential that we keep traffic away from
the area between the BRI and the children's hospital except for
those patients who really need access.
This map shows the drop-off areas and parking
options around the hospital precinct.
What if I am dropping off a child or an adult in an
You will be let through the staffed barrier if you are dropping
off either an adult or a child in an emergency.
What if I am dropping off an adult patient with mobility
Drivers dropping off adults with mobility difficulties at the
BRI should drop them off in the council-controlled parking area in
front of the BRI. Drivers should not park in the drop-off area or
they will risk a fine and should instead use one of the nearby car
What if I have an outpatient appointment or I am a
All other patients for the BRI and the Bristol Royal Hospital
for Children should avoid driving into the hospital precinct, use
nearby car parks and the free hospital bus wherever possible.
Where can I park?
Parking is very limited on our site and we want to prioritise
what is available to those with mobility issues, or those with
emergencies. There are a number of public car parks situated close
to our hospitals (Cabot Circus, Rupert Street, St James Barton) and
we run a free return shuttle bus from Cabot Circus to our
hospitals. The bus leaves from outside the ground floor car park
exit next to Shopmobility. This map provides more information.
What if I have a Blue Badge?
If you are a Blue Badge holder you will be able to park free of
charge in any of our parking spaces. This excludes the drop-off
areas, such as the area in front of the BRI. Your Blue Badge must
be correctly displayed.
What if I am coming by train?
A free bus service also operates to and from Bristol Temple
Meads train station from Monday to Friday. The bus stop is to the
right as you come out of the station.
What if I am coming by bus?
All of our hospitals are a short walk from Bristol Bus
Thank you for your understanding, the improvements will be worth
it in the end. Please avoid driving into the hospital precinct
during this period.